Johnny O’Keefe was the pioneer of rebellious Australian rock and roll, predecessor to the likes of Bon Scott, Jimmy Barnes, and Michael Hutchence that succeeded him. Often labelled as Australia’s Elvis, his explosive live shows left a mark on the best of the best in global rock royalty including Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison.
Johnny’s real wild nephew – the multi-talented Andrew O’Keefe – delivers an extraordinary performance in Andrew O’Keefe “Shouts” Johnny O’Keefe. Highly applauded by the critics for his song interpretation and his storytelling, Andrew intertwines his own experiences with legendary stories of The Wild One, and takes audiences on a very personal journey through JOK’s twenty-five year career, belting out classics like ‘Wild One’, `Sing Sing Sing`, and ‘Shout’ with an intensity topped only by Johnny himself.
Andrew O’Keefe “Shouts” Johnny O’Keefe is an intensely inspirational representation of Johnny that Andrew delivers via the hits and his own words. His narrative, which includes personal family insights, gives Australia a never before heard or seen glimpse of what it was like to grow up with the king.
Having debuted his show to a sold-out season at the 2018 Adelaide Cabaret Festival and two sell-out shows at Palms At Crown Melbourne (for which he attracted a standing ovation each night), here's what critics had to say:
“To say he did it justice understates and underrates his achievement. His musicianship could not be faulted.” – SceneStr
“From the first moments, it was evident this would be a very personal show.” - Glam Adelaide
“Andrew O’Keefe’s highly personal take on JOK adds another layer of interest to an already interesting story. O’Keefe belts out the numbers with a furious intensity that proves the singing genes run deep in the family. The audience would have happily stayed for a fortnight.” – Adelaide Advertiser
Hit after hit, O’Keefe will deliver a captivating, mesmerising and thoroughly entertaining journey in to the life and the stories of Johnny O’Keefe as he channels his Uncle from above.